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Re: What makes a production kernel?



I've been looking at the 4KSTACKS option and it is no longer a compile time
option in the latest FC kernels. Apparently 2.6.6 will drop it as a
compile time option to also.

I understand the logic behind 4K stack and I understand that free software
shouldn't have to sit around waiting to improve because commercial software
companies are slow to respond.

Unfortunately 4K stacks bite ndiswrapper in the butt, at least for some drivers.
The Intel 2100 windows drivers plays a stack trick to allocate some memory
that breaks on 4K stack kernels. Time to puzzle through the encryption support
required for the native driver.

Philip


On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 12:48:27AM -0700, Michael A. Peters wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-04-25 at 14:22, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> 
> > 
> > I certainly hope Fedora won't deviate from kernel.org sources this early
> > in the 2.6 cycle (putting it on life support like for 2.4 at the end of
> > its life is another thing). Especially for closed stuff like the nVidia
> > driver.
> 
> My understanding is that the changes Fedora is making that breaks nvidia
> is just a compile time option - not a source change. And that change is
> one that soon will be default in 2.6 and not an option - so this isn't a
> deviation from the 2.6 vanilla tree. At least by my understanding.
> 
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